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NASAXB-70 Valkyrie (1967)

ECN-1814 This photo shows the XB-70A parked on a ramp at Edwards Air Force Base in 1967. Originally designed as a Mach 3 bomber, the XB-70A never went into production and instead was used for flight research involving the Air Force and NASA's Flight Research Center FRC, which was a predecessor of today's NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. The aircraft's shadow indicates its unusual planform. This featured two canards behind the cockpit, followed by a large, triangular delta wing. The outboard portions of the wing were hinged so they could be folded down for improved high-speed stability.1967 NASA Photo


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Identifier: 359332main_ECN-1814
Creator: NASA
Date: 1967
Filename: 359332main_ECN-1814_full.jpg
Mediatype: image
Rights: Public Domain
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/multimedia/imagegallery/XB-70/ECN-1814.html
Where: Edwards Air Force Base
Where: Dryden Flight Research Center DFRC
Year: 1967
Publicdate: 2010-06-28 20:01:11
Addeddate: 2010-06-28 20:01:11
Keywords: Where -- Edwards Air Force Base; Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center DFRC


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